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K25 STOCKHOLM

June 14th, 2014

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Foodcourts. Often uninviting places with fluorescent light where you don’t go for some inspiration. Then there’s K25 in Stockholm. Foodcourt new style. With a fantastic design: you don’t have a large open space with uninviting chairs and tables, but several corners to sit down. For example, immediately to the left of the entrance you will find magazines hanging on the wall for you to read when you order a cup of coffee from Kura Cafe from New Zealand. There are long communal tables where you can get a burger of Vigarda. There is Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: CAPTAIN MELVILLE MELBOURNE

May 14th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

Captain Melville is one of the oldest pubs in Melbourne. It’s the place where truck drivers came to get their beers after a long ride and stay till early in the morning. Recently, the entire interior was transformed in a modern pub where you still feel the history flowing through the building. Captain Melville was a Scotsman who was transported to Van Diemen’s Island (now knows as Tasmania) but he managed to escape each time. He was always Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: GAZI MELBOURNE

April 25th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The pots on the ceiling. No less than 4000 (!) of them. You almost get dizzy when you look at it. From the manager of Gazi I learned that the entire installation was made in a large hangar and from there they moved it with a truck to the restaurant where they had to attach it to the ceiling. It has to be made this way because how else would you get the wave motion in the installation? It’s very impressive! But what I also find very impressive is Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: NHOW ROTTERDAM

January 11th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The building itself. Many interior and design magazines and websites wrote about de Rotterdam the last couple of months. The biggest building in the Netherlands with a volume of more than 160.000 m2. The design is done by OMA, the design firm of Rem Koolhaas, in Rotterdam. What he wanted to create was a vertical city. Until recently we could only see the building from outside but yesterday I got a little sneak preview (the official opening is today) and could even sleep there. So what does Rem Koolhaas mean with a vertical city? Well Read more…


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NEW SPOT: STORY HOTEL SIGNALFABRIKEN STOCKHOLM

October 22nd, 2013

Story Hotel Signalfabriken

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you already liked the first Story Hotel in the center of Stockholm (read my report here). The Story Hotel Signalfabriken is their newest hotel.
  2. If you like to discover new, upcoming area’s. In the past the Signal Factory was a place where they produced telephone components, now the converted the factory into a place where you now Read more…

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NEW SPOT: SHINOLA TRIBECA NEW YORK

October 10th, 2013

Shinola Tribeca New York

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you like bikes. I fell completely in love with the The Women’s Bixby and dreamt about my future trip to New York and how I was cruising the city of all cities on this beauty.
  2. If you like watches, notebooks and bags: Shinola is Read more…

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NEW SPOT: BIEN! SAO PAULO

September 13th, 2013

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you love to eat at a very healthy restaurant. The menu is created by a food consultant.
  2. If you like the yellow, blue and Read more…

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TRIED & TESTED: CASAS NA AREIA COMPORTA

June 22nd, 2013

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Most striking feature:

Casas na Areia is the ultimate family vacation home – and it did win a lot of architectural prices. Let’s start at the beginning. The owners of Casas na Areia (houses in the sand) weren’t working in tourism but when they visited an exhibition at the Tate in London together with a friend who happens to be an architect they got the idea for a family home in Comporta. An area close to Lisbon and an area which wasn’t (and still isn’t) touched by mass tourism. Casas na Areia was actually meant for them to use, but they weren’t there all the time so why not Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: VILLA EXTRAMUROS ARRAIOLOS

June 22nd, 2013

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Most striking feature:

Villa Extramuros is a place you never want to leave. Period. The architecture is stunning (done by Jordi Fornells and Rolf Heinemann of Vora Arquitectura), the interior is very inspiring and the owners are really kind. Let me tell you about my experience. Villa Extramuros is reachable by car in about an hour from Lisbon. Via a small road you end up in the middle of nature where rabbits cross the road quickly while you drive your car to the parking. The white house is stunning and is build on a way that the light follows the architecture and that’s why the house changes every minute of the day. Sometimes you can sit in the sun, but you’ll always have a shade. And that’s a luxury because it can be quite hot in this region. The owners are from Paris, gave up everything in that busy city and Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: FLATTERED PORTO

June 19th, 2013

flatteredapartmentporto

Most striking feature:

At first, by seeing the press images, I was like: yes, I want to sleep in a cube like this. When I entered the place there was another striking feature: you’re right on the beach. You forget the cube for a moment and walk straight to the window to gaze out over the ocean. Miguel, one of the owners of Flattered, a complete apartment complex on the beach side, welcomed me with a glass of port and told me all about the project. They rent it out to couples or people with children because all the apartments have another bed as well (and if you’re with a small baby they will put a baby bed in the apartment). Together with an architect, the same one who designed the Read more…


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